Benninger Named Men’s and Women’s Soccer Head Coach

August 3, 2022
Joseph Benninger is taking over as the full-time combined men’s and women’s head soccer coach at East Central College. He had been serving as an assistant coach under Coach Martin Clayes, who recently took a position to coach professional soccer. According to ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, Benninger is ready to take the helm… View Article

Baseball Program Earns National Academic Award

July 29, 2022
The American Baseball Coaches Association is recognizing the East Central College baseball program with an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award. The award is given to programs from every level of college — from NCAA Division I to Junior College — and high school baseball teams throughout the nation. The award highlights programs coached by ABCA… View Article

ECC Student Athletes Excel in the Classroom

July 15, 2022
The East Central College Athletic Department continues to excel on the field and in the classroom. The department boasted the second highest Grade Point Average of teams in the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC). ECC’s all-team GPA was 3.021 for the past academic year. In addition, the Falcon Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer… View Article

Omir Santos, Former MLB Player, Reflects on ECC Days

February 14, 2022
In 2001, Omir Santos was the catcher for the last East Central College baseball team to take the field in more than 20 years. After the 2001 season the ECC baseball field was empty for years to come, but Santos was just beginning his career in professional baseball. “I was sad when I heard there… View Article

College Launches Online Holiday Apparel Store

November 10, 2021
The East Central College Bookstore’s holiday online apparel store is now open. The store offers holiday-themed clothing including “ugly Christmas sweaters,” and “vintage truck” apparel. Visit the store at The online store will only be open for a limited time, and it will close Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 11:59 p.m. The college partnered with… View Article

Akot Named NJCAA Region 16 Player of the Year

November 3, 2021
East Central College sophomore Stephen Akot was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Region (NJCAA) Region 16 DII Men’s Soccer Player of the Year. The award goes to the player receiving the most votes from the region coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. Akot, a native of Dronten, Netherlands, is in his… View Article

Clark Named NJCAA Player of the Year

November 2, 2021
East Central College volleyball player Trinity Clark was named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 16 DII Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year. Clark helped her team win the region championship and she will continue her impressive defensive play Saturday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. at ECC when the Falcons play Kirkwood Community… View Article

Bookstore Opens Online Apparel Store

August 24, 2021
The East Central College Bookstore has launched an online store of ECC clothing to better serve its customers. Customers will have access to several items, including: ECC T-shirts Pullover hoodie Sweatshirt Crewneck sweatshirt Silk touch polo Women’s Apparel includes: 1/4-Zip pullover V-Neck T-shirt Flannel plaid pants Performance baseball shirt Ladies dimension polo The store also… View Article

Mills to Coach Success on Baseball Field, In Classroom and Life

August 19, 2021
East Central College Baseball Coach Johnathan Mills said there is much more to a successful team than just winning games. He explained that the ECC Baseball Falcons will strive to be successful on the field and in the classroom, as well as be ambassadors for the college in the community. “If we do what we… View Article

New Skipper to Lead the ECC Baseball Squad

July 13, 2021
The East Central College Baseball Falcons will have a new leader in the dugout for the first baseball squad at ECC in 20 years. Coach Johnathan Mills was hired last week to replace Brandon Rains who took a coaching and faculty position at Amarillo College in Texas. ECC Athletic Director Dr. Jay Mehrhoff said Mills… View Article